Sibyl, Lady Chol­monde­ley 1894-1989

Malta Independent - - LIFESTYLE ON SATURDAY -

Wife of the 5th Mar­quess of Chol­monde­ley, and sis­ter of Sir Philip Sas­soon, the Bri­tish politi­cian and art col­lec­tor, Sibyl was ap­pointed as Su­per­in­ten­dent of the Women’s Royal Naval Ser­vice (WRNS) in 1945 and the fol­low­ing year was made CBE. On an evening out with her in 1965 Beaton said of her that she still man­aged to have the aura of pre-1914 lux­ury about her and was ‘likely to wear a tuberose pinned by a pearl and di­a­mond brooch to her dress… she gave a glimpse of another world, the world I had yearned for as a child’.

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